2013 NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships: Women’s Preview

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By LetsRun.com
June 4, 2013

The 2013 NCAA outdoor track and field championships begin Wednesday at Oregon’s Hayward Field. Below we preview the women’s mid-d and distance action for you as it’s hard to get excited about a race if you don’t know who is in it and have people to cheer for/against. We must admit that it was very easy to write this preview as picking all of the winners in 4 of the 5 events was a cakewalk. The only event where there isn’t a HUGE favorite is the women’s 1,500.

After each race breakdown, we give you the 2013 NCAA indoor results, the 2012 outdoor results and the list of the 2013 participants. For a list of 2013 best seasonal collegiate times prior to the start of NCAAs, click here. We preview the events in the following order: 800, 1,500, 10,000, 5,000 (because it comes after the 10,000) and steeplechase.

In terms of the team battle, the Track and Field News form chart has the top three as follows:

Kansas 57
Oregon 56
Arkansas 44

Their form chart also has individual top 10 predictions for each event.

Women’s 800: Natoye Goule Is Our Heavy Favorite As Laura Roesler Looks To Pull The Upset

Oregon junior Laura Roesler has run 2:01.72, she is undefeated on the 2013 outdoor season, and yet she is far from being our favorite this year.

How can that be?

Because LSU junior Natoye Goule of Jamaica, a junior college transfer, is undefeated outdoors as well, has run 2:00.72, has three races at 2:01.12 or faster and beat the NCAA indoor runner-up Roesler in Arkansas by .32 for the indoor crown.

Verdict: Goule will be your winner. If you don’t think the fact that her PR is .99 faster than Roesler is important then please realize that Nijel Amos‘ PR is just .82 slower than David Rudisha. .99 is a lot in the 800.

2013 Indoor Results:

Finals                                                                          
  1 Natoya Goule              JR LSU                    2:02.00   10            
  2 Laura Roesler             JR Oregon                 2:02.32    8            
  3 Charlene Lipsey           SR LSU                    2:02.47    6            
  4 Samantha Murphy           JR Illinois               2:03.95    5            
  5 Natalja Piliusina         JR Oklahoma State         2:04.46    4            
  6 Cydney Ross               SR Duke                   2:04.52    3            
  7 Ejiroghene Okoro          SR Iowa State             2:05.44    2            
  8 Kendra Chambers           SR Texas                  2:08.98    1

2012 Outdoor Results:

 PlaceAthlete NameYrAffiliationTime  Pts    
 1Nachelle MackieJRBYU2:01.06  10     
 2Charlene LipseyJRLSU2:01.40      
 3Chanelle PriceSRTennessee2:01.49      
 4Laura RoeslerSOOregon2:02.96      
 5Anne KesselringJROregon2:03.41      
 6Kathy KlumpSRCincinnati2:03.56      
 7Megan MalasarteSOGeorgia2:03.57      
 8Caroline KingSRBoston College2:05.77      

Entrants: (Note the seed time is the regional time not the season’s best)

Event 24  Women 800 Meter Run
===============================================================================
 3 Heats. Advance top 2 from each heat plus next best 2 to final
    American:  1:56.40  8/11/1999   Jearl Miles-Clark, Reebok                  
College Best:  1:59.11  6/1/1990    Suzy Favor, Wisconsin                      
   NCAA Meet:  1:59.11  6/1/1990    Suzy Favor, Wisconsin                      
           Name                        Year School                 Seed           
===============================================================================
Heat 1  Prelims
  1    223 Anima Banks                   SO Duke                2:07.84 
  2    418 Bienna Freeman                SR Jacksonville        2:07.46 
  3    314 Megan Malasarte               JR Georgia             2:07.28 
  4    497 Natoya Goule                  JR LSU                 2:01.04 
  5    304 Chelsea Cox                   JR Georgetown          2:07.20 
  6   1024 Lauren Wallace                SR UC Davis            2:04.05 
  7    363 Amanda Duvendack              JR Illinois            2:05.07 
  8    629 Shawnice Williams             JR Nebraska            2:05.26 
Heat 2  Prelims
  1    703 Katie Borchers                SO Ohio State          2:06.03 
  2   1011 Ashly Wright                  SO Texas-Arling        2:06.04 
  3    142 Kelsey Brown                  JR BYU                 2:05.57 
  4    893 Justine Fedronic              SR Stanford            2:04.50 
  5    755 Laura Roesler                 JR Oregon              2:04.83 
  6    897 Amy Weissenbach               FR Stanford            2:04.97 
  7    336 Benita Taylor                 SR Hampton             2:05.28 
  8    412 Ejiroghene Okoro              SR Iowa State          2:05.57 
Heat 3  Prelims
  1    929 Nijgia Snapp                  SR Tennessee           2:07.50 
  2    419 Joane Pierre                  SR Jacksonville        2:06.71 
  3    224 Cydney Ross                   SR Duke                2:05.76 
  4    365 Samantha Murphy               JR Illinois            2:03.88 
  5    500 Charlene Lipsey               SR LSU                 2:05.63 
  6    203 Brigitte Mania                JR Connecticut         2:04.81 
  7    120 Olicia Williams               FR Baylor              2:05.20 
  8   1109 Baylee Mires                  SO Washington          2:05.34

Women’s 1,500: Who Is The Favorite?

This is the one women’s mid-d or distance race that isn’t easy to predict. The indoor mile champ Emma Coburn isn’t running (she’s in the steeple). The defending 1,500 champ from last year Katie Flood isn’t running (she is red-shirting), nor are any of the top thee from last year (Emily Infeld is pro, Jordan Hasay is in the 5,000). So who is going to win?

Two-time NCAA 800 runner-up Natalja Piliusina of Oklahoma State is the NCAA leader. At Payton Jordan, she beat all collegians, including NCAA indoor mile runner-up Amanda Winslow of FSU by at least .98 of a second. Winslow has the #3 time on the year in the NCAA but we don’t expect her to win as she was only 5th at the Virginia challenge last month. The NCAA #2 in time is Cory McGee of Florida. McGee was beaten at SECs by Georgia’s Carly Hamilton.

Verdict: With no dominant favorite, we’ll go with Piliusina.

2013 Indoor Results:

Finals                                                                       
  1 Emma Coburn               SR Colorado               4:29.91   10         
  2 Amanda Winslow            SR Florida State          4:31.08    8         
  3 Agata Strausa             JR Florida                4:36.91    6         
  4 Carly Hamilton            SO Georgia                4:38.44    5         
  5 Amanda Mergaert           SR Utah                   4:38.88    4         
  6 Becca Friday              SR Oregon                 4:39.23    3         
  7 Kelly Williams            FR West Virginia          4:39.30    2         
  8 Rebecca Tracy             SR Notre Dame             4:39.48    1         
  9 Rachel Schneider          SR Georgetown             4:43.84              
 10 Anne Kesselring           SR Oregon                 4:50.77

2012 Outdoor Results:

PlaceAthlete NameYrAffiliationTime  Pts    
 1Katie FloodSOWashington4:13.79  10     
 2Emily InfeldJRGeorgetown4:14.02      
 3Jordan HasayJROregon4:14.03      
 4Lucy Van DalenSRStony Brook4:14.40      
 5Greta FeldmanJRPrinceton4:14.76      
 6Cory McGeeSOFlorida4:14.95      
 7Amanda WinslowJRFlorida State4:14.96      
 8Violah LagatSRFlorida State4:15.77      
 9Becca FridayJROregon4:16.38       
 10Natalja PiliusinaSOOklahoma State4:18.74       
 11Morgane GayJRVirginia4:19.44       
 12Rebecca TracyJRNotre Dame4:21.92       

Entrants: (Note the seed time is the regional time not the season’s best)

Event 25  Women 1500 Meter Run
===============================================================================
 2 Heats.  Advance top 5 from each heat plus next best 2 times
    American:  3:57.12  7/26/1983   Mary Slaney, Athletics West                
College Best:  3:59.90  6/7/2009    Jenny Barringer, Colorado                  
   NCAA Meet:  4:06.19  6/14/2008   Hannah England, Fla State                  
           Name                        Year School                 Seed           
===============================================================================
Heat 1  Prelims
  1     55 Shelby Houlihan               SO Arizona Stat        4:18.17 
  2    249 Cory McGee                    JR Florida             4:19.50 
  3   1072 Amanda Mergaert               SR Utah                4:15.19 
  4    649 Chloe Anderson                JR New Mexico          4:20.64 
  5    750 Anne Kesselring               SR Oregon              4:13.90 
  6    275 Linden Hall                   SO Florida Stat        4:19.55 
  7    736 Natalja Piliusina             JR Oklahoma Sta        4:13.73 
  8    659 Lianne Farber                 JR North Caroli        4:16.67 
  9    540 Amanda Eccleston              SR Michigan            4:17.75 
 10    664 Josephine Adams               JR North Texas         4:15.33 
 11    650 Charlotte Arter               JR New Mexico          4:20.04 
 12    601 Laura Roxberg                 SR Missouri            4:15.03 
Heat 2  Prelims
  1    280 Amanda Winslow                SR Florida Stat        4:16.29 
  2    747 Becca Friday                  SR Oregon              4:19.30 
  3   1025 Damajeria Dubose              SR UC Riverside        4:20.04 
  4    692 Kelly Curran                  JR Notre Dame          4:16.09 
  5    539 Rebecca Addison               SR Michigan            4:15.81 
  6     68 Stephanie Brown               JR Arkansas            4:17.18 
  7    651 Josephine Moultrie            SR New Mexico          4:19.03 
  8    254 Agata Strausa                 JR Florida             4:19.94 
  9   1087 Emily Lipari                  JR Villanova           4:15.89 
 10    695 Rebecca Tracy                 SR Notre Dame          4:18.01 
 11    204 Julia Zrinyi                  FR Connecticut         4:16.49 
 12    807 Greta Feldman                 SR Princeton           4:16.99

Women’s 10,000: No Jordan Hasay; Besty Saina Should Dominate

When we produced our NCAA Cross-Country preview in the fall, we wrote, ”Given the fact that (Betsy Saina)’s run 31:15, it seems like we almost should just end the preview right now.”

That’s pretty much how we feel about the outdoor 10,000.

Saina, who ran 31:15 and 31:37 this year, has a PR that is more than 40 seconds better than Wichita State’s Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton.

Verdict: Saina wins. The only question is, “Who is first American?”

At her best, Saina would finish more than a half lap ahead of second place. The top American in terms of lifetime PR is Saina’s teammate Meaghan Nelson, who ran 32:14 last year.

2013 Indoor 5,000 Results:

Finals                                                                          
  1 Abbey D'Agostino          JR Dartmouth             15:28.11   10            
  2 Betsy Saina               SR Iowa State            15:33.66    8            
  3 Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton  SR Wichita State         15:38.00    6            
  4 Jordan Hasay              SR Oregon                15:40.30    5            
  5 Katie Matthews            SR Boston U.             15:42.27    4            
  6 Alexi Pappas              SR Oregon                15:47.13    3            
  7 Juliet Bottorff           JR Duke                  15:49.45    2            
  8 Sara Sutherland           SR Texas                 15:50.04    1            
  9 Emily Sisson              SO Providence            15:54.73                 
 10 Jennifer Bergman          SR Arizona               15:56.35                 
 11 Rachel Sorna              JR Cornell               15:59.60                 
 12 Corey Conner              SR Maine                 16:02.44                 
 13 Gina Valgoi               SR Loyola (Ill.)         16:04.90                 
 14 Emma Bates                JR Boise State           16:08.56                 
 15 Jessica Tonn              JR Stanford              16:10.42                 
 16 Katie Conlon              SR Oregon                16:46.53

2012 Outdoor Results:

PlaceAthlete NameYrAffiliationTime  Pts    
 1Natosha RogersJRTexas A&M32:41.63  10     
 2Aliphine TuliamukJRWichita State32:45.43      
 3Deborah MaierJRCalifornia32:47.20      
 4Meaghan NelsonJRIowa State32:47.43      
 5Allison WoodwardFROregon32:56.94      
 6Sarah WaldronSRNew Mexico32:58.84      
 7Elvin KibetSOArizona33:02.04      
 8Becky WadeJRRice33:13.57      
 9Caitlin ComfortJRWisconsin33:19.54       
 10Catherine WhiteSRVirginia33:21.55       
 11Andie CozzarelliJRNorth Carolina St.33:35.25       
 12Jennifer BergmanJRArizona33:41.76       
 13Morgan PowersSRVermont33:42.03       
 14Juliet BottorffJRDuke33:45.80       
 15Sarah SumpterJRUC Davis33:49.57       
 16Emma KerteszSOToledo33:54.99       
 17Holly KnightSRLouisville33:57.36       
 18Rose TanuiSRTexas Tech34:10.89       
 19Elaina BalourisSOWilliam and Mary34:41.97       
 20Florence NgetichSOFlorida34:43.33       
 21Katie KellnerJRCornell34:43.67       
 22Sarah PaganoSOSyracuse34:54.22       
 23Olivia MickleJRBrown35:00.04       
 24Jessica RydbergJRNotre Dame36:17.94       

Entrants: (Note the seed time is the regional time not the season’s best)

Event 28  Women 10000 Meter Run
===============================================================================
 Final only. Random draw. Double waterfall. 2/3 (16/8) on main
    American:  30:22.22  8/15/2008   Shalane Flanagan, Nike                    
College Best:  31:18.07  3/26/2010   Lisa Koll, Iowa State                     
   NCAA Meet:  32:28.57  6/1/1998    Sylvia Mosqueda, Cal State Los Angeles    
           Name                        Year School                 Seed           
===============================================================================
Section 1  Timed Finals
  1    411 Meaghan Nelson                SR Iowa State         35:04.96 
  2   1135 Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton      SR Wichita Stat       34:52.71 
  3    862 Kayla Lampe                   SO South Caroli       33:43.95 
  4    414 Betsy Saina                   SR Iowa State         34:52.34 
  5    277 Kayleigh Tyerman              JR Florida Stat       33:20.74 
  6    469 Chelsea Oswald                JR Kentucky           33:37.87 
  7   1139 Elaina Balouris               JR William and        33:43.27 
  8    134 Katie Matthews                SR Boston U.          33:27.28 
  9    844 Jana Soethout                 JR San Francisc       34:59.17 
 10    209 Katie Kellner                 SR Cornell            33:17.39 
 11    252 Florence Ngetich              JR Florida            33:28.10 
 12     38 Jennifer Bergman              SR Arizona            35:02.21 
 13   1076 Risper Kimaiyo                SR UTEP               35:08.85 
 14    617 Joanna Thompson               SO North Caroli       33:49.22 
 15    520 Corey Conner                  SR Maine              33:28.87 
 16   1106 Megan Goethals                JR Washington         34:58.86 
 17   1017 Rhiannon Johns                SR UAB                33:36.72 
 18   1144 Caitlin Comfort               SR Wisconsin          35:03.91 
 19    202 Allison Lasnicki              SO Connecticut        33:36.11 
 20    415 Dani Stack                    SR Iowa State         35:14.54 
 21     75 Semehar Tesfaye               SR Arkansas           35:03.05 
 22    130 Emma Bates                    SO Boise State        35:01.18 
 23    141 Katie Clark                   JR Butler             33:45.23 
 24    668 Rochelle Kanuho               SR Northern Ari       35:13.15

Women’s 5,000: Abby D’Agostino Is The Favorite As Jordan Hasay Races For The Last Time Collegiately For Oregon

Jordan Hasay Comes Up Short At The 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships

Jordan Hasay will be looking not to be the bridesmaid in her final NCAA race

If Walt Disney is writing the script, this race ends with Oregon favorite Jordan Hasay capping her collegiate career with the first NCAA outdoor title of her career in front of the adoring hometown crowd. After all her trials and tribulations, the former prep star would be rewarded with a much deserved title.

But the real world isn’t often like a Disney movie and we just don’t think that’s likely to happen. Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino, who became a star indoors when she dominated the 3,000 and 5,000, seems like a dominant victor here. D’Agostino is the NCAA leader at 15:11.35 and if she is beaten it seems that Iowa State’s Betsy Saina, with her 15:12.05 PR, would be the victor, not the 15:37 Jordan Hasay.

Verdict: D’Agostino has a ghost to vanquish at Hayward field. Last year, she lost an Olympic bid not realizing that Julia Lucas was cratering in front of her, but that disappointment may have fueled her rise this year.

2013 Indoor Results:

Finals                                                                          
  1 Abbey D'Agostino          JR Dartmouth             15:28.11   10            
  2 Betsy Saina               SR Iowa State            15:33.66    8            
  3 Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton  SR Wichita State         15:38.00    6            
  4 Jordan Hasay              SR Oregon                15:40.30    5            
  5 Katie Matthews            SR Boston U.             15:42.27    4            
  6 Alexi Pappas              SR Oregon                15:47.13    3            
  7 Juliet Bottorff           JR Duke                  15:49.45    2            
  8 Sara Sutherland           SR Texas                 15:50.04    1            
  9 Emily Sisson              SO Providence            15:54.73                 
 10 Jennifer Bergman          SR Arizona               15:56.35                 
 11 Rachel Sorna              JR Cornell               15:59.60                 
 12 Corey Conner              SR Maine                 16:02.44                 
 13 Gina Valgoi               SR Loyola (Ill.)         16:04.90                 
 14 Emma Bates                JR Boise State           16:08.56                 
 15 Jessica Tonn              JR Stanford              16:10.42                 
 16 Katie Conlon              SR Oregon                16:46.53

2012 Outdoor Results:

 PlaceAthlete NameYrAffiliationTime  Pts    
 1Nachelle MackieJRBYU2:01.06  10     
 2Charlene LipseyJRLSU2:01.40      
 3Chanelle PriceSRTennessee2:01.49      
 4Laura RoeslerSOOregon2:02.96      
 5Anne KesselringJROregon2:03.41      
 6Kathy KlumpSRCincinnati2:03.56      
 7Megan MalasarteSOGeorgia2:03.57      
 8Caroline KingSRBoston College2:05.77      

Entrants: (Note the seed time is the regional time not the season’s best)

Event 27  Women 5000 Meter Run
===============================================================================
 Final only. Random draw. Double waterfall. 2/3 (16/8) on main
    American:  14:44.76  8/27/2010   Molly Huddle, Saucony                     
College Best:  15:07.64  5/2/2009    Jenny Barringer, Colorado                 
   NCAA Meet:  15:15.08  6/13/2008   Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech                 
           Name                        Year School                 Seed           
===============================================================================
Section 1  Timed Finals
  1    939 Mia Behm                      SR Texas              16:11.75 
  2    818 Laura Nagel                   SO Providence         16:00.89 
  3     38 Jennifer Bergman              SR Arizona            16:11.35 
  4    891 Aisling Cuffe                 SO Stanford           16:15.53 
  5    130 Emma Bates                    SO Boise State        16:04.03 
  6   1106 Megan Goethals                JR Washington         15:55.91 
  7    238 Ann Eason                     SO Eastern Kent       16:11.51 
  8   1105 Christine Babcock             SR Washington         16:08.17 
  9    896 Jessica Tonn                  JR Stanford           16:21.21 
 10    141 Katie Clark                   JR Butler             16:01.17 
 11   1135 Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton      SR Wichita Stat       15:56.91 
 12   1092 Barbara Strehler              JR Virginia           16:07.70 
 13    749 Jordan Hasay                  SR Oregon             16:00.84 
 14    414 Betsy Saina                   SR Iowa State         16:07.18 
 15    195 Waverly Neer                  SO Columbia           16:05.70 
 16    912 Lauren Penney                 SR Syracuse           16:11.14 
 17     39 Nicci Corbin                  FR Arizona            16:24.80 
 18    495 Laura Carleton                SR LSU                16:12.09 
 19    469 Chelsea Oswald                JR Kentucky           15:59.20 
 20    819 Emily Sisson                  JR Providence         15:58.72 
 21   1140 Emily Stites                  FR William and        16:12.82 
 22    568 Laura Docherty                JR Minnesota          16:10.63 
 23    220 Abbey D'Agostino              JR Dartmouth          16:05.21 
 24   1018 Elinor Kirk                   JR UAB                15:59.57

Women’s Steeplechase: The Emma Coburn Show

Colorado’s Olympic finalist is an overwhelming favorite in this one. She’s got 21 seconds on the #2 seed - Rachel Sorna of Cornell. Colleen Quigley of FSU.

Quick Take #1: Even a fall isn’t likely to derail Coburn here, unless there is an injury. Two falls? Maybe.

Quick Take #2: Sorna is coached by LetsRun.com friend Artie Smith (Smith and LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson shared a janitor’s closet office for 8-9 years at Cornell). Smith is having a fantastic year as the Big Red women were repeat Ivy League XC champs and were 13th at NCAA Cross-Country. In track, they’ve arguably been better as the Big Red women had more steeple, 5k and 10k preliminary round qualifiers than anyone in the country – seven.

Most 2013 NCAA Preliminary Round Qualifying Individuals For Steeple, 5k, 10k (Women):
Cornell 7
Iowa St. 6
Arkansas 6
Washington 6
Penn State 6

2012 Outdoor Results:

 PlaceAthlete NameYrAffiliationTime  Pts    
 1Shalaya KippJRColorado9:49.02  10     
 2Genevieve LaCazeSRFlorida9:50.25      
 3Alexi PappasSRDartmouth10:01.20      
 4Astrid LeutertSRFlorida State10:02.07      
 5Colleen QuigleyFRFlorida State10:05.61      
 6Melanie ThompsonSOOregon10:07.18      
 7Alyssa KulikSRClemson10:07.54      
 8Rebeka StoweSRKansas10:12.16      
 9Kimber MattoxSROregon10:15.16       
 10Shelby GreanySOProvidence10:19.54       
 11Amber HenryJRWeber State10:26.53       
 12Nicole PetersSRColorado St.10:46.10       
 13Genna HartungJRCornell10:52.12       
 DNFLeah O’ConnorFRMichigan State        

Entrants: (Note the seed time is the regional time not the season’s best)

Event 26  Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
===============================================================================
 2 Heats.  Advance top 5 from each heat plus next best 2 times
    American:  9:12.50  8/17/2009   Jenny Barringer, Colorado                  
College Best:  9:25.54  6/12/2009   Jenny Barringer, Colorado                  
   NCAA Meet:  9:25.54  6/12/2009   Jenny Barringer, Colorado                  
           Name                        Year School                 Seed           
===============================================================================
Heat 1  Prelims
  1   1124 Jordan Hamric                 SR West Virgini       10:07.00 
  2   1107 Liberty Miller                SO Washington         10:08.77 
  3    817 Shelby Greany                 JR Providence         10:10.22 
  4    187 Emma Coburn                   SR Colorado            9:55.30 
  5    753 Megan Patrignelli             JR Oregon             10:09.83 
  6   1022 Katie Fry                     SO UC Davis            9:58.97 
  7    688 Alexa Aragon                  JR Notre Dame         10:04.77 
  8    210 Rachel Sorna                  JR Cornell             9:56.57 
  9   1142 Ashley Beutler                SR Wisconsin          10:04.02 
 10    624 Jessica Furlan                SR Nebraska           10:00.89 
 11    207 Genna Hartung                 SR Cornell            10:06.74 
 12    131 Marissa VanderMalle           SO Boise State        10:01.12 
Heat 2  Prelims
  1    381 Kristen Zillmer               JR Illinois Sta       10:04.51 
  2    445 Martina Tresch                JR Kansas State       10:05.11 
  3   1047 Courtney Frerichs             SO UMKC                9:59.43 
  4    481 Madelin Talbert               FR Lipscomb           10:11.21 
  5    276 Colleen Quigley               SO Florida Stat        9:49.44 
  6    309 Leslie Boozer                 SR Georgia            10:05.47 
  7    911 Brianna Nerud                 FR Syracuse           10:03.18 
  8   1122 Amber Henry                   SR Weber State         9:57.75 
  9     72 Grace Heymsfield              JR Arkansas           10:02.23 
 10    778 Natalie Bower                 SR Penn State         10:07.86 
 11    242 Victoria Voronko              SO Eastern Mich       10:08.10 
 12    552 Leah O'Connor                 SO Michigan Sta       10:00.73

 

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